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Painting a Plein Air Sketch of a Lemon Tree in Acrylics Step by Step

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:36:57 +0000

Be sure to scroll down beyond the videos in the post below for more on Will Kemp and what he has to offer over on his website. He has some very helpful and affordable courses that will really help you on your journey toward becoming a better painter. Enjoy! How to Paint a Plein Air […]

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Watercolor Landscape Painting Demonstration – Yosemite

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:34:45 +0000

Join artist Alison Fennell as she paints this beautiful landscape using watercolor. This is a long demo, so grab a drink, relax and enjoy! Visit Alison’s youtube channel here View the artists website here

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6 Ways to Improve Your Watercolor Paintings: What NOT to do

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:04:01 +0000

Develop your watercolor skills more quickly by avoiding these six mistakes often made by beginning painters. Artist Angela Fehr demonstrates what not to do, and how to fix it. –> Click HERE to save 50% off Angela’s online course “Basic Techniques in Watercolor”! Or you can visit her site here to sign up for other courses Angela […]

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How to Paint a Mountain Landscape – A Step by Step Guide

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:26:26 +0000

I love landscape art, especially traditional realism painting and I have been painting landscapes for many years. Many of my influences come from 19th Century landscape painters, my favourite artists including Peder Mork Monsted, August Wilhelm Leu, Ivan Shishkin, and Even Ulving to name a few. From the low chroma depth of the mountains in […]

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Watercolor Painting Demonstration by Artist Tim Wilmot

Mon, 29 May 2017 18:22:48 +0000

This is a wonderful step by step watercolor painting demonstration by artist Tim Wilmot on painting boats on the water. This will prove to be especially helpful to those struggling with painting a convincing seascape scene with reflections. I just love how Tim breaks everything down from drawing to finished painting in one sitting. Visit […]

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Top 7 Colored Pencil Mistakes that Beginners Make

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:12:48 +0000

In the following video lesson, artist Lisa Clough discusses the top 7 mistakes she sees colored pencil artists making. Visit Her YouTube Channel Here Visit Her Website Here

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Learn How to Paint a Beautiful Seascape in Watercolor with Grant Fuller

Thu, 18 May 2017 21:49:02 +0000

Beautiful seascape painting demonstration in watercolor by artist Grant Fuller. Visit his youtube channel here for more great content like the video below!

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How to Paint Roses in Oil – Loose Approach

Tue, 16 May 2017 18:04:39 +0000

In this loose approach to oil painting, artist Liva Dias will share seven essential principles to painting roses. Enjoy! Visit her youtube channel here

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Learn How to Paint an Impressionistic Monet Style Landscape in Acrylics!

Thu, 11 May 2017 20:43:13 +0000

In the following free 4 part tutorial, Will Kemp will demonstrate how to paint a Monet Style impressionistic landscape painting using acrylics. Be sure to scroll down beyond the videos in the post below for more on Will Kemp and what he has to offer over on his website. He has some very helpful and […]

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Watercolour Painting with Angela Fehr: Techniques for Floral Painting

Mon, 08 May 2017 16:59:52 +0000

–> Click HERE to save 50% off Angela’s online course “Basic Techniques in Watercolor”!   Or you can visit her site here to sign up for other courses Angela offers! Angela Fehr – Artist Statement   It’s been nineteen years since I first discovered watercolour, a shy teenager newly returned to Canada. During my teen years I’d […]

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Value is Crucial to Good Art! Pastel Painting Demonstration by Susan Jenkins

Fri, 05 May 2017 18:13:21 +0000

Join me in this fun lesson that will help you understand value and how crucial it is to good art. This pastel demonstration is full of helpful art tips…. plus, it’s fun! So glad you joined me! Visit Susan’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Susan’s Website Here

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How to Paint a Seascape – ‘Piha Beach, Wild Sea’ – A Step by Step Guide

Wed, 03 May 2017 21:23:32 +0000

Welcome to my website, I love to paint the sea and I have been painting seascapes for many years. For those of you who enjoy painting and are wanting to learn more about painting seascapes then you may be interested in this blog post which details my painting process. I will be adding more painting […]

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Learn how to Paint a Beautiful Watercolor Landscape in Under 20 Minutes!

Mon, 01 May 2017 18:58:35 +0000

Learn how to paint your watercolor landscapes easier and faster with a large hake brush. Join artist Steven Cronin in the step by step video demonstration below as he guides you through the process. Enjoy! Visit Steve’s YouTube Channel Here Great channel with hundreds of helpful videos to help you become a better watercolor painter! […]

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How to Paint a Dramatic Sunset with Pastels!

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:16:48 +0000

In the following video, Matt from thevirtualinstructor.com demonstrates how he paints a dramatic sunset using pastels. Watch how Matt uses multiple layers and blending to build up the image and produce a beautiful picture. Enjoy! For more on this lesson, visit http://thevirtualinstructor.com/sunset-with-pastels.html Visit The Virtual Instructor on YouTube

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Learn How to Paint Beautiful Poppies in Acrylics with a Palette Knife

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:47:12 +0000

Learn how to paint simple Impasto Impressionist teal poppies with a palette knife. Easy and fun acrylic painting lesson by Angela Anderson with step by step instructions. Great beginner introduction to palette knife painting. LIVE full length step-by-step instructions. Change colors to suit your home decor. By Artist Angela Anderson Visit her YouTube Channel Here […]

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Improve your Color Mixing by Making Color Charts!

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:31:39 +0000

The following is an excellent three part video lesson created by artist Thomas Baker on making your own color charts.  Visit the artist’s YouTube channel here. Visit his website here.

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How to paint with only 3 colours – A watercolour demonstration by Tim Wilmot

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:23:13 +0000

Watercolour demonstration by Tim Wilmot with people, buildings and cars. This is a 3 colour painting – I am only using Red (Rose Opera), Yellow (Yellow Light) and Blue (Cinereous Blue). Sorry, and a Neutral Tint for darks. More paintings at http://www.timwilmot.com/ In this demo I will be covering… 1) Choice of Subject. What makes […]

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Improve Your Landscape Painting Skills…Paint Outdoors!!!!

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:55:18 +0000

I love landscape art, especially traditional realism painting and I have been painting landscapes for many years. Whilst I paint a lot in my studio one of the things I love to do is paint outside on location in the great outdoors. This is called painting ‘en plein air’, which is a French phrase meaning […]

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Learn 13 Cool Watercolor Painting Techniques!

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:32:09 +0000

In this tutorial you will learn 13 watercolor techniques that can help you create texture and different affects in your watercolor paintings. If you are a beginner this tutorial is for you! You will learn how to create a flat and gradated wash, how to lift off the paint, mask the surface, use sgraffito to […]

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Basic Drawing Fundamentals – Learn How to Compose Better Images

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:52:04 +0000

In the following video tutorial, Jazza will teach you how to create more interesting and pleasing compositions in your drawings. Learn about concepts like “center biased”, “rule of thirds”, “contrast” and more. Enjoy! Visit Jazza’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Jazza’s Website Here

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How to Develop and Eye for Composition in your Landscape Paintings

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:37:41 +0000

Geared towards the art student but applicable to art enthusiasts, this 20-minute video deals with one of the most important aspects of painting….composition. With a solid design, a painting will have the best chance at success. Using her engaging style, artist Jill Poyerd discusses topics such as the aspects of landscape painting that make it […]

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How to Find a Pleasing Composition for your Art with Aaron Blaise

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:28:34 +0000

In the following video lesson, Aaron Blaise discusses several ways to find pleasing compositions for your paintings, drawings, photography, illustrations etc. Great lesson! Visit Aaron’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Aaron’s Website Here

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Artist Quotes – Edgar Degas

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:53:18 +0000

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” – Edgar Degas

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Learn how to Paint What You See – Step by Step Oil Painting Demonstration

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:42:21 +0000

The following oil painting demonstration is designed to help you learn how to paint what you see.  This is not necessarily a method that you have to strictly adhere to, rather, it is a method for learning how to paint and how to see. It is a strict and structured lesson but once you have done […]

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Pencil Drawing Tutorial – Learn how to Shade Basic Forms

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:03:42 +0000

Learn how to add shading with a pencil to basic forms in this fundamental drawing tutorial. For more on this lesson, follow this link. Shading is the process of adding to value to a drawing. When we get the values right, the illusion of form and light are communicated in the drawing. By learning how […]

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How to Draw Realistic Hair with Charcoal Pencils with Chris Samba

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 18:44:53 +0000

Join artist Chris Samba as he demonstrates his method for drawing realistic hair with charcoal pencils. Visit his youtube channel here for more great demonstrations. Visit his website here.

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Colored Pencil Basics – How to Layer Colors – McCrae Fine Art

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 20:46:40 +0000

Learn how to use colored pencils with the following free lessons from McCrae Fine Art.  In this first lesson, artist Michelle McCrae uses layering techniques to create beautiful colors and achieve a realistic effect. She will also show you how builiding many layers of pigment will create richer tones and colors for a more interesting […]

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How to Salvage a Painting that Isn’t Working – By Samuel Earp

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:17:39 +0000

Have you ever gotten deep into a painting only to look at it and think ‘oh crap, it’s not working’!!! Don’t worry, this has happened to me many many times! Even with the hours you spent planning your painting and all the sketches you did prior to starting it, sometimes when it comes to actually […]

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Paint Acrylic Landscapes: Creative Color in Plein Air with Mark Mehaffey

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:05:36 +0000

Go on location with Mark Mehaffey and discover how to paint en plein air! Mark shows you how you can create atmospheric perspective where there isn’t any. You’ll learn to use the scenery as a reference for your painting, and to adapt what you see to what the painting requires. Find out how to block […]

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How to Paint Roses in Oil with a Palette Knife in 3 Easy Steps

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:23:11 +0000

Wonderful little oil painting demonstration by artist Ahuva Shweiki on how to paint beautiful roses with a palette knife. Visit her youtube channel here  

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How to Paint a Lovely Impressionistic Winter Scene with Acrylic Paint

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 19:16:03 +0000

Beautiful two part demonstration by artist Will Kemp of an impressionistic winter scene. This is a study painting using only a few colors. This is a great exercise for all you beginners out there. Be sure to scroll down beyond the videos in the post below for more on Will Kemp and what he has […]

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Colored Pencil Tips & Techniques for the Beginner Artist

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 20:20:48 +0000

Cher Kaufmann, international artist and author, discusses different brands of colored pencils that are available in stores. She discusses their differences, pros and cons, pencil care , techniques and more! Great video for the beginner colored pencil artist! Visit Cher’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Her Website Here

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Beautiful Pastel Painting Demo, Sunset Marsh by Karen Margulis

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 17:31:08 +0000

The following is a beautiful step by step pastel painting demo by the very talented Karen Margulis. For this painting demonstration, Karen uses a black and white underpainting to paint a vibran sunset over a marsh. She shares her process, tips and answers viewer questions. You can view more of her demonstrations over at her […]

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The 7 Secret Painting Techniques I learned from my Mentor: Master Artist, Odd Nerdrum

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:26:14 +0000

In the following free 2 hour lecture and demo, artist Dustin Neece shares the principles and techniques he learned during his apprenticeship with Norwegian figurative painter Odd Nerdrum. Visit Dustin’s youtube channel here. Visit Dustin’s Website Here

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Step by Step Demonstration teaching how to Glaze using Acrylic Paint

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:00:49 +0000

Join Matt, the virtual instructor as he demonstrates one method for glazing with acrylic paint. He first begins with a light drawing in graphite pencil. He then develops his underpainting using only greys made from black and white. This enables you to only focus on values and not colors at this stage. The color comes […]

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Learn Essential Pencil Drawing Techniques from Artist Bobby Chiu

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:09:48 +0000

As beginners, sometimes all you need is a gem of a video like this from artist Bobby Chiu, that can save you years on learning how to draw.  In the following video, Bobby shares his techniques that he used to create the pencil drawings for his Alice Through the Looking Glass Gallery show in Paris. […]

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Great tips that will Help you Avoid Muddy Colors in your Watercolor Paintings

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:59:03 +0000

One of the biggest challenges that most beginner watercolor artists face is muddy color in their work. Hopefully you will find the tips in the following video by artist Nitin Singh helpful and you will be on your way to more beautiful paintings! Visit the artist’s youtube channel here Visit the artist’s website here

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One Stroke Painting Technique – Painting a Rose with Acrylics

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:16:13 +0000

Watch April Numamoto, a Master One Stroke Certified Instructor, paint a beautiful rose project using the One Stroke painting technique. You will see the various strokes used for the rose petals, leaves and tendrils. April Numamoto is a Decorative Artist. She teaches acrylics, oils, glass etching, silk and fabric painting and woodworking.Master Elite Director. She […]

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Spontaneous Sketching – Interesting Approach to Drawing

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:21:35 +0000

Interesting approach to sketching called spontaneous sketching from artist Liron Yanconsky. Spontaneous sketching is similar to normal sketching, with one difference: You start at a random point of interest, and build the sketch from there…. Drawing Course for Beginners: https://drawanythingusee.com/educatio… Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lironyanil/ My books on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Liron-Yankonsky… Snapchat: LironYan3 *** Music Credits *** Fresh Start […]

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Free Watercolor Portrait Painting Workshop with Yong Chen

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:42:19 +0000

Watercolor portrait painting demonstration by artist and teacher Yong Chen. Join us today: https://www.patreon.com/yongchen This is a full watercolor portrait painting process. It was a watercolor portrait commission project of a city mayor. This watercolor painting was painted on an Arches Cold Press 140lb watercolor paper. The brand of the watercolor paints is Winsor & […]

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Tonal Drawing Demonstration with Mark Vazquez-Mackay

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:30:32 +0000

Visual artist, Mark Vazquez-Mackay presents a workshop on creating a tonal drawing with charcoal at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Mark instructs a number of courses at the college in the Department of Continuing Education: Drawing I & II, Self Portraiture, Oil Painting I, and Figure Painting. To learn more about ACAD’s continuing […]

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Easy Beginner Acrylic Painting Demo – Lavender Flowers

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:11:08 +0000

Here is a wonderful step by step acrylic painting demonstration done in real time by artist Angela Anderson. Very easy to follow instructions that will guide you in creating your own beautiful painting!  Enjoy! Visit Angela’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Her Website Here

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Painting Outside The Lines : A Positive Approach To Negative Painting

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:42:25 +0000

In this two part watercolor painting tutorial, artist Linda Kemp demonstrates her negative painting process. If you aren’t familiar with negative painting, it is essentially painting the space around objects as opposed to painting the object itself. I hope you find this demonstartion helpful. Follow this link to visit the artist’s website. Part 1 Part […]

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Beginner Oil Painting Lesson – Landscape Value Studies

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:52:40 +0000

In the following oil painting lesson, artist Dennis Tyson shares his process for creating value studies in preperation for a landscape painting. This is a great tutorial for anyone serious about learning the art of painting landscapes in oils. Enjoy! Visit Dennis’s YouTube channel here.

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Learn How to Easily Paint a Winter Landscape with Watercolor

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:01:30 +0000

Watch Matt, Virtual Instructor as he paints this simple winter watercolor landscape scene step by step. For a more detailed breakdown of this watercolor painting, please follow this link to reach The Virutal Instructor Website. Visit the Virtual Instructor YouTube page here.

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How to Paint Flowers in Watercolor for Beginners

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:42:34 +0000

Are you a beginner watercolor artist with an interest in painting beautiful flowers? If so, then you will definitely enjoy the following video demonstrations on how to paint watercolor flowers. Enjoy!

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TOP 10 TIPS for COPIC MARKERS!

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:58:15 +0000

In the following video, artist and youtube personality known as Jazza provides some great tips for working with the very vibrant and rich Copic Markers. You can Visit Jazza’s YouTube channel here for more awesome videos like the one below!

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Expressive Acrylic Landscape Painting Demonstration of an Italian Landscape by Patti Mollica

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:59:46 +0000

Paint along with Patti Mollica as she guides you through this country field acrylic painting demo from the Strathmore 2015 Online Workshop Series. Patti will show you how to explore various techniques, both traditional and non-traditional to paint in a style that is loose, free and playful. For more information on Patti, visit her website: […]

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Watercolor Painting Lessons with Angela Fehr – Learn about Brush Handling & Style

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:35:55 +0000

After many years of painting, I’ve developed ways to make the most casual brush stroke look artistic and effortless. The truth is, I’ve made that same stroke thousands of times to get it to look that way! Brush handling can say a lot about the artist and we’ll look at some ways to use your […]

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The Colored Pencil: Getting Started Right!

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:28:37 +0000

Janie Gildow’s drawing video download workshops provide a firm foundation to the colored pencil artist. In this drawing instruction video download, The Colored Pencil: Getting Started Right, you learn about the basics of drawing, including how to choose your pencils, erasers and papers. Janie Gildow shows you the proper grip for pressure control and exercises […]

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Learn how to Paint Flowers from Your Imagination!

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:58:32 +0000

Flowers from your imagination are the most beautiful kind! If you want to paint from your imagination, without a reference photo, but aren’t sure where to begin, Sandrine Pelissier’s painting techniques will show you the way. In the video download Painting Flowers from Imagination, Sandrine will teach you, and student Amy Jones, how to paint […]

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Artist Quotes – Pablo Picasso

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:47:29 +0000

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” – Pablo Picasso

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Learn the Fundamentals of Drawing with these Awesome Free Video Tutorials from Brandon Schaefer!

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:29:25 +0000

Are you just getting started with drawing or perhaps need to brush up? Then you will definitely find the following videos extremely helpful. The videos below were created by artist Brandon Schaefer. There are 11 video lessons in total that include everything from choosing the right supplies to perspective and proportions. I hope you find […]

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Vincent Van Gogh Artist Quotes

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:10:29 +0000

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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Keeping it Loose with Watercolor – Loose Painting Techniques

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:08:01 +0000

Learn how to keep your paintings loose and free with the following watercolor painting demonstrations. Let go and enjoy!

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William S. Burroughs

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:14:36 +0000

“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.” William S. Burroughs Artwork used in the above image was created by artist Graziano Origa. http://origa-punkartist.mayancaper.net

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Portraits in Charcoal with Nathan Fowkes

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:23:23 +0000

The following is an interview conducted by Bobby Chiu with the very talented artist Nathan Fowkes.  I have been a big fan of Nathan’s work for some time now so it was really nice to get to know him a bit better and to learn more about his techniques.   After watching the video interview, […]

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Glazing on Golden Leaf with Nancy Reyner

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:33:21 +0000

The following is a free 15 minute demonstration by artist Nancy Reyner on how to glaze color over gold or metal leaf with acrylic paint. You can find this technique in her book Acrylic Illuminations which I highly recommend. You will find a link to purchase the book below the video. Thank you for your […]

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Watercolor Painting Demonstration – Painting Lupines with a Wet in Wet Background by Angela Fehr

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:01:33 +0000

–> Click HERE to save 50% off Angela’s online course “Basic Techniques in Watercolor”! Or you can visit her site here to sign up for other courses Angela offers! Angela Fehr – Artist Statement   It’s been nineteen years since I first discovered watercolour, a shy teenager newly returned to Canada. During my teen years I’d lived […]

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Step by Step Oil Painting Demonstration – Peonies

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:28:28 +0000

Enjoy this step by step oil painting demonstration by artist Oleg Buiko as he paints some beautiful peonies! Visit the artists youtube channel here.

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How to Paint an Old Weathered Barn in Oils

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 19:53:31 +0000

Great little demo by artist Kevin Hill on painting a weathered barn in oils. Be sure to visit Kevin’s website here. He has some very affordable digital downloads and dvd’s for sale as well as paints, brushes and more! Visit his youtube channel here for more free video lessons like the one below. Enjoy!

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Free Acrylic Landscape Painting Demonstration

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:55:05 +0000

The following is a free step by step acrylic landscape painting demonstration by artist Robert Joyner. Visit Robert’s youtube channel here. Visit his Website here where you can view more of his work and learn more about him.

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How to Choose the Right Watercolor Painting Brushes

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:35:33 +0000

In the following video, artist Steve Mitchell from “The Mind of Watercolor” youtube channel discusses how to choose good watercolor painting brushes.  If you are a beginner or even experienced watercolor artist, you will find the following information very helpful.  Enjoy!  Be sure to support this artist and show your appreciation by visiting his YouTube channel […]

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Painting The Greens of Summer – Acrylic Landscape Painting Demonstration

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:28:24 +0000

In the following three part video tutorial, artist Will Kemp will demonstrate how to paint a copper pot using acrylic paint. Be sure to scroll down beyond the videos in the post below for more on Will Kemp and what he has to offer over on his website. He has some very helpful and affordable […]

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Painting Clouds and Skies with Palette Knife in Oils – Free Demonstration

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +0000

This is a FREE video from the Online Palette Knife Painting Academy series with James Pratt. In this video, James will show you how to paint a basic sky and will discuss the different blues you can choose from. He will also paint a second canvas with a sky and some basic clouds. So, have […]

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Painting a White Rose in Oils Step by Step – Paint With Maz

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:10:47 +0000

Watch the very talented artist Marion Dutton, alson known as Maz, paint this beautiful white rose with oil paint. Full video tutorial. I hope you enjoy! Be sure to scroll down past the video below to visit Marion’s youtube page and website. Visit Marion’s YouTube Page Here Visit Her Website Here

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Acrylic Still Life Painting Tutorial – How to Paint a Copper Pot

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:45:48 +0000

In the following three part video tutorial, artist Will Kemp will demonstrate how to paint a copper pot using acrylic paint. Be sure to scroll down beyond the videos in the post below for more on Will Kemp and what he has to offer over on his website. He has some very helpful and affordable […]

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Cheap vs. Expensive Watercolor Paints

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:41:33 +0000

In the following video, artist Kelly Eddington compares a cheap set of Crayola Watercolor Paints with a professional, and rather expensive brand of Watercolor Paints calld Old Holland. Which paint will come out on top? Watch the video to find out! Visit Kelly’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Kelly’s Website Here

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Artist Spotlight – June Smith

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:47:49 +0000

Artist:  June Smith Title:  Winter Scene Medium: Acrylic Size: 8″x10″

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How to Draw a Beautiful Landscape with Soft Pastels

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:40:16 +0000

Join the Virtual Instructor as he paints this beautiful landscape using soft pastels. Visit Matt’s YouTube Channel Here Visit His Website Here

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John Bredl – Waves Demonstration

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:13:43 +0000

John Bredl is an Australian landscape artist from Renmark, South Australia. John is now based in Victoria’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula, where he is fondly known as ‘Brushman of the Bay’. John offers weekly painting classes and mentoring to any level of student. Full-day workshops are also available to students and corporate groups. Visit John’s YouTube […]

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Review of Daniel Smith Watercolors & Demo (Chinese Lanterns)

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 18:04:21 +0000

Visit Lindsay’s YouTube Channel Visit Lindsay’s Website

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Expressive Acrylic Painting Demonstration with Patti Mollica

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 19:01:01 +0000

Artist Patti Mollica guides you through this pears acrylic painting demo from the Strathmore 2015 Online Workshop Series. Visit the Strathmore Artist Papers YouTube Channel Here Visit Patti Mollica’s Website Here  

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Acrylic Still Life Painting Demonstration for Beginners

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:03:50 +0000

In the following step by step video demonstration, artist Will Kemp teaches how to paint a cherry still life with acrylics. Be sure to visit Will’s website when you are done watching.  The link is just below the video.  I hope you enjoy. Visit Will Kemp’s Website Here

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The Easiest Way to Paint a Realistic Watercolor Flower

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:15:35 +0000

In the following step by step video demo, The Watercolor Misfit demonstrates how she paints a realistic flower using watercolor. Visit the Artists YouTube Page here Visit her Website Here  

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Step by Step Oil Painting Demo – Flamenco Dancer

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:47:46 +0000

Watch artist Matt Abraxas paint a flamenco dancer with oils in this beautiful step by step video demonstration. This video courtesy of ArtTutor.com. Visit their youtube channel here Visit their website here

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How to Paint Red Grapes in Oils with Kelli Folsom

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:37:53 +0000

Here is a wonderful step by step oil painting demonstration by artist Kelli Folsom. In the video below, she demonstrates how she paints a red grape still life painting. Be sure to visit her youtube channel for more great s! tep by step tutorials. Visit her website here to learn more about Kelli and to view […]

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Acrylic Painting Demonstration of a Beautiful Peony Flower

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:20:59 +0000

Here is a step by step acrylic painting demonstration by artist Katie Jobling. In this demo, she paints a beautiful peony flower. This video tutorial is approximately 1 hour in length so grab a beverage or snack and enjoy the show. Visit Katie’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Katie’s Website Here

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Beautiful Abstract Acrylic Painting Demo Using Only Three Colors

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:21:31 +0000

In the following video artist Gerda Lipski creates a very beautiful abstract acrylic painting using only three colors. Visit her YouTube channel here for more awesome videos like the one above! Visit her website here

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Watercolor Techniques – Mixing Grays with Don Andrews

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:00:12 +0000

In the following free 2 part video lesson, artist Don Andrews teaches how to mix beautiful grays from blues and oranges and then demonstrates how to use those grays in a painting demonstration of a light house. The following 2 part watercolor lesson provided by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.  You can visit their YouTube channel […]

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Interesting Impasto Technique Using Dried Paint and Medium

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:28:30 +0000

Suzy Kitman – Impasto Technique Great technique using dried oil paint skins and impasto medium. Very interesting effect! Visit Suzy’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Suszy’s Website Here

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Color-Mixing for Portraits

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 19:17:08 +0000

In the following lesson, artist Brandon Schaefer demonstrates his process for mixing flesh tones for portrait painting.  Enjoy! Visit Brandon’s Site Visit Brandon’s YouTube Channel

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How to Make your Own Drawing Charcoal

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:04:18 +0000

In the following video Larry Vienneau teaches how to make your own drawing charcoal from scratch! Visit Larry’s YouTube Channel Here

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Artist Spotlight – Jason Vazquez

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:20:32 +0000

Artist Name:  Jason Vazquez Location: Yankton, S.D. Website: https://m.facebook.com/J.C.VazquezArt/ Title of Artwork: R.I.P Sweet Prince Medium: Oil on canvas Size of Artwork: 24×30″ Describe this Piece: My latest oil painting of a true legend. R.I.P Sweet Prince. Oil on canvas

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Free Watercolor Class – Expressive Loose Flowers

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:34:21 +0000

–> Click HERE to save 50% off Angela’s online course “Basic Techniques in Watercolor”!   Or you can visit her site here to sign up for other courses Angela offers! Angela Fehr – Artist Statement   It’s been nineteen years since I first discovered watercolour, a shy teenager newly returned to Canada. During my teen years I’d […]

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Birthday Sunflowers – Free Watercolor Class

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:51:12 +0000

The following is a free step by step watercolor painting class taught by artist Lindsay Weirich . Visit Lindsay’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Lindsay’s Website Here

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Some basic hand eye control and abstract dimensional forms exercises

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:01:54 +0000

These and the other practice exercises are part of the weekly drawing exercise regime for Dynamic Drawing with Salgood Sam at Syn Studio. http://dd.salgoodsam.com/ Do these at least Twice a week during the course. Visit the Artist’s Website Here Visit the Artist’s YouTube Channel Here

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How to Draw Better Lines

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:23:09 +0000

In the following video lesson, artist Wei Ho shares some great tips on how to improve the quality of your lines in drawing. Visit Wei’s YouTube channel here Visit Wei’s Website here

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Fluid & Loose Watercolor – Cornflowers & Lilies

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:20:23 +0000

Starting with a blank sheet of paper, Angela Fehr demonstrates one approach to fluid and expressive watercolor floral painting, using complementary colors to create a vibrant painting. –> Click HERE to save 50% off Angela’s online course “Basic Techniques in Watercolor”! Or you can visit her site here to sign up for other courses Angela offers! Angela […]

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Drawing with Energy

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:12:21 +0000

Great tutorial on how to draw with more energy by sinixdesign. Visit the artists YouTube page

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5 Tips for Better Drawings

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 22:34:58 +0000

In the following video lesson, artist Will Terrell shares 5 tips on how to create better drawings. Visit Will’s YouTube Channel Visit Will’s Website

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Easy Acrylic Painting Tutorial – Impressionist Trees – Free Lesson

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:38:57 +0000

Below is a free step by step acrylic painting demonstration by artist Angela Anderson. I hope you enjoy! Visit Angela’s YouTube Channel Visit Angela’s Website

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5 Beginner Watercolor Mistakes to Avoid

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:05:35 +0000

In the following video, Artist Jennifer Branch shares her top 5 beginner watercolor painting mistakes that every beginner should be careful to avoid. Visit Jennifer’s YouTube Channel Here Visit Jennifer’s Websites: http://paintingwatercolor.com http://jenniferbranch.com  

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How to Take Easily Care of Your Oil Painting Brushes

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:13:56 +0000

Here is an interesting video lesson created by Artist Mark Carder on how to he cares for his oil painting brushes. Visit Mark’s YouTube Channel Here Visit his websites by following the links below: http://www.drawmixpaint.com http://www.markcarder.com

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Pencil Drawing Techniques

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:40:30 +0000

This video was created by Artist Bobby Chiu. I have been following Bobby for some time now and he is a very talented artist and amazing teacher.   You can learn more about him by visiting his Websites below. Bobby and his friends teach at..  Follow him on Instagram Facebook YouTube

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Glazing in Oil – Tips and Demonstration

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:54:09 +0000

This video was created by Florent Farges. Visit his YouTube Channel Here Visit his Website Here

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